By Natasha Petrenko

Taylor Holin, a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been unemployed on and off throughout the past few months due to the pandemic.

Holin studied environmental sustainability and had two different part-time student jobs during her time at UIUC. Since she graduated in…


By Natasha Petrenko and Carolina Molina

Katie Polanski, a gymnastics coach at Riverside Brookfield High School, typically worked year-round until the COVID-19 lockdown took place. She has filed for unemployment and faces a hard truth many in the U.S. face — economic inequality.

“I applied for unemployment benefits a couple…


By Natasha Petrenko

NCAA Salaries Data Source: USA Today Click on each ranking to get more information!

By Natasha Petrenko, Myles Franklin-Bey, and Kateryna Maslovska

Loyola University junior Jasmine Puria took a trip to Miami for her spring break at the end of February, not thinking anything of it as the United States had just a small number of COVID-19 cases.

She felt fine when she returned…


By Natasha Petrenko

As everyone knows the whole world is currently affected by the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The first case of COVID-19 was detected in Dec. 2019 in China and then spread into 2020 through person to person contact and travel. …


By Natasha Petrenko

There are many neighborhoods within the city of Chicago but have you ever stopped to think how many police stations there are? Chicago is a very large city and unfortunately has been battling with high crime rates.


By Natasha Petrenko

On Jan. 26, 2020 the world lost Kobe Bryant, a former basketball player who played on the Lakers. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant along with seven other individuals died in a helicopter crash on the way to a basketball game. Bryant did not only play basketball, but…


By Natasha Petrenko

Since June of 1970, Chicago hosts a very fun, colorful and meaningful parade every year. It is the Pride Parade. …


Adobe Spark by Natasha Petrenko

By Natasha Petrenko and Gianni Hrobowski

Katie Polanski is a sophomore at DePaul University who lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

She takes the Red Line and the №5 bus seven times a week to get to classes and run errands. …


Tastee Freeze in Berwyn. Photo/Natasha Petrenko

Ice cream is always a good treat to have and now there are so many options that it is hard to know which places are worth going to. It also makes it harder when we live in a big city like Chicago and have many options.

Whether you are craving just a few scoops, dairy-free flavors, or an outrageous shake, the Chicago area has got you covered. Take a look at the map below to see which ice cream shops are worth trying.

Natasha Petrenko

Senior at UIC/Studying Communication. Interested in Journalism, Data, Marketing, and HR.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store